Install and Configure DNS Server Core
To install DNS on 2008 Server Core. Type start /w ocsetup DNS-Server-Core-Role. Note the syntax of the command and the capitalisation as server roles must be in this format.Once the installation has completed, you need to attach to the server via an MMC in order to create and manage zones.
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After attaching to the Server Core Server, Right Click Forward Lookup Zones. Select New Zone. Click Next.
Select Primary zone, then Next to continue. Type in zone name, then click Next. Create a new Zone file, click Next to accept the default.
The Wizard will ask you if you want to accept dynamic updates. As the wizard shows there are drawbacks for having it enabled but there are also drawbacks for having it disabled. Click on Next to continue. Click Finish to create the zone.
The zone file currently contains two resource records, the SOA and NS records.
To uninstall DNS on 2008 Server Core. Type start /w ocsetup DNS-Server-Core-Role /uninstall. Note the syntax of the command and the capitalisation as server roles must be in this format.
A restart is required to complete the uninstall. Click Yes to finish.
Install and Configure Active Directory and DNS
To perform an unattended installation of Active Directory and DNS,you can use the answer file you created in the earlier module. Type the command dcpromo.exe /unattend:a:\filename.txt. Note the file was saved to a floppy disc.
System checks for Domain Services binaries and validates environment and parameters. DNS is installed. Domain configuration is completed. A restart may be required, after completion. To configure the domain and DNS zones you will need attach to the server via an MMC.